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Compensation & Benefits

July 2020: Employer’s business tax calendar

Here’s your monthly guide to critical payroll due dates.

IRS grants more health benefits flexibility

The Internal Revenue Service has issued guidance that provides health benefits options for employees affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

DOL rule allows bonuses for fluctuating workweek employees

A new final rule from the U.S. Department of Labor clarifies how employers can offer bonuses and other incentive-based pay to nonexempt workers who receive salaries under the fluctuating workweek method of compensation.

Snapshot: Employers worry about access to childcare this summer

More than three-quarters of employers are concerned that lack of childcare will cause employees to miss work this summer.

Coming to a court near you: covid-19 lawsuits

In just a few weeks, dozens of federal lawsuits have been filed alleging some workplace wrong related to the coronavirus or covid-19.

Next big coronavirus threat: lawsuits against employers

With so many workers unemployed and with little to lose (and a lot to gain), they aren’t being shy about bringing coronavirus legal claims related to workplace safety, wages, leave accommodations and more.

New coronavirus bill includes more paid leave

The latest coronavirus relief bill—the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, passed by the House of Representatives on May 15—contains many provisions that will affect employers if it is enacted.

In the Payroll Mailbag: June ’20

Which employer-paid benefits are taxable? … Are covid-19 bonuses included in the regular rate?

Snack attack? Better be prepared to eat half the cost

Proposed regulations consider snacks in break rooms, such as free water and cookies, to be meal expenses, subject to the 50% limit on deductions on your Form 1120.

IRS consolidates two more payment field offices

As of July 1, the IRS is closing two business payment P.O. Boxes (i.e., lockbox addresses) in the Cincinnati and Hartford areas.